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Watercolor Pouring Workshop
 
with Ryan Fox
 

March 20th, 2016

 

 
Sketchbook to Studio
by Iain Stewart

April 9-11, 2016

With an emphasis on design and planning, you will learn the technique of pouring diluted watercolor directly on paper.   Pouring creates a wide range of colors and creates amazing blending effects.  Through instructor demonstration, you will learn about masking,  wetting techniques, using gravity to mix your limited palette, and preserving the transparency of your layers.  You'll choose your own subject matter: still life, landscape, architectural, floral, or portrait.  All levels welcome, including first-time watercolorists.

 

Since returning to painting in 2011, Ryan has achieved signature status in the Watercolor Society of North Carolina (WSNC), and Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (PWS). He has recieved awards in major competitions such as the American Watercolor Society and his work has been published in Watercolor Artist Magazine and the Splash 16 & 17 hardcover books.

 

 

To see more of Ryan's work, visit his Etsy storefront:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RFoxWatercolors

Questions?  ryan@rfoxphoto.com

 

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time:  1:00pm to 8:00pm

Price:  $100

Supply list sent after registration

 

A 10% discount will be given to Watercolor Society of North Carolina  (WSNC) members.

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Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Award winning watercolorist, Iain Stewart’s, sole focus will be bringing your creativity to light and aid you in dispelling the myths of the difficulties of painting in this wonderful medium. Given the right encouragement and understanding of the basic fundamentals, watercolor is a creative outlet unmatched in its ease of use, cost of materials, and pure enjoyment of artistic expression.

Through demonstration, careful critique, and lessons learned over a long painting career Iain will help you understand how to prepare for and anticipate the challenges that painting in watercolor presents. By guiding you through his process which relies on simplification of subject through sketching, graphite value studies, and preliminary color studies Iain will demonstrate how to
create a road map, that if followed, will greatly improve your painting. This workshop is intended to provide you with an understanding of how to paint in watercolor while avoiding common mistakes by creating a step by step road map that you can use for painting any subject.

Students will follow Iain in a group demonstration. Painters of more experience can work from their own photographs with individual guidance. The class setting is very relaxed and accommodating to all.

“It is my absolute joy to watch students make those tiny breakthroughs that begin to build confidence and leave a lasting desire to continue their exploration. Far too often the background exploration of a painting is left undone leaving the the “soul” of the image a mystery. It is my hope that by understanding and repeating my process you will find that your watercolors begin to follow  a plan rather than a reaction to unanticipated results. Watercolor, if treated correctly, can be much easier than it’s reputation might suggest. I can think of no other form of expression that I delight in more than painting and it is my sincere wish to share that pleasure with others.” Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and a sought after workshop instructor and juror.  His work has received top awards in international competition. In addition to being a fine artist and instructor, Iain is an architectural illustrator with an international clientele and is also an Adjunct Professor at the Auburn University School of Architecture. He has written articles and been interviewed for Watercolor Artist, The Art of Watercolour, Pratique des Arts, in addition to many others. His work Fife Sheep was selected for the cover of the June 2015 issue of Watercolor Artist.

 

To see more of Stewart's work, visit his website at:

http://www.stewartwatercolors.com/

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Price: $395

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Limited to 12 students!

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Abstract Painting:
Bigger, Faster,
Fresher, Looser.
by David Kessler

May 14-15, 2016

Modern Impressionism in Oils
By Colley Whisson

September 8 -11 , 2016

 

Have you ever wondered how to loosen-up your painting style? Paint with more Freedom? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then
this workshop is for you! I will teach you how to do each of these
realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using line, shape, value, color and texture.


This workshop is not only about painting abstract compositions, but also about learning to loosen-up and paint more freely. All who attend will be able to apply the lessons learned to their own style of painting in their studios.

 

Students will participate in 4-5 short, timed painting sessions to learn to paint quickly utilizing skill, intuition and spontaneity. This workshop is non media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil arewelcome.

 

After thirty years of architectural practice David retired to paint and teach so that he can pass along to others what he has learned in nearly 25 years as a painter. David teaches abstract painting workshops where he encourages students across the southeastern United States to “Loosen-Up” their painting style. David’s bold, energetic and colorful works can be found in corporate and institutional collections in North Carolina and private collections in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. He works out of
his studio in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

To see more of Kessler's work, visit his website at:

http://davidmkessler.com/

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 9:30 am to 4:30pm

Price: $200

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Colley's students will be learning techniques to paint subjects such as Landscapes, Interiors, Seascapes and Urban Scenes. With Colley's easy going nature he will help guide you towards producing works that are bold, confident, and skilfully handled paintings filled with light.  Students will be covering topics such as edges, tonal values, composition, brushwork, color saturation and focal points. We will be experimenting with techniques that will allow us to infuse abstract brush treatment into a realistic image.

 

Colley will perform one of his ''Still Life'' demonstrations to show the importance of why we need to be well rehearsed in the basics which will then allow us to create individual works of art. Colley's workshops are conducted in an inspirational, interactive and positive environment. The workshop will be conducted in a step-by-step process. We will paint from 9 am - 4 pm daily.
Acrylic painters are welcome too!

 

Colley Whisson is an internationally recognized artist born and raised in the northern regions of Brisbane, Australia. He held his first Solo Exhibition at the age of 24, and he is happy to carry the tag as one of Australia's finest young Impressionist painters.

 

To see more of Colley's work, visit his website at:
www.colleywhisson.com

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Price: $535
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Light, Space and Composition
By Maggie Siner

 

December 2 - 5, 2016

 

Japan Fabric, 24 x 28 ins, oil on linen

Every Day Painting
By Lisa Daria

November 5 - 6 , 2016

 

I mark each day with a painting.
After 2100 days (including Christmas) I've no intention of stopping. I use painting as an insistent act of documentation and with it, record weeks, months, and years. Collectively, painting for me, becomes a timeline of choices and happenstance.

 

Having cancer as a young adult, I discovered living is not just surviving. I want to embrace each day, no matter how typical, so without excuse or hesitation, I begin each day by painting. The on-going nature of my practice leaves me rooting for the next day, while the parameters of my work keep me focused on the simplicities of my immediate surroundings. The small, intimate
paintings of ordinary subjects create a structural framework of self-preservation. Each of these daily exercises is a vital 

component of the project’s ongoing, infinite progression.

 

My two-day workshop combines demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction to teach students the techniques I use to create fresh, deliberate marks. Using acrylic paint students will
discover approaches to simplify the process of painting and ways to stay inspired and motivated. Continuous painting is by far the most effective way to improve creativity and image making skills. I will share examples of how the discipline of daily painting produces personal growth. The class will delve into the principles of design, composition, value and color. We will examine color mixing, mark making and personal voice. Lastly we will discuss practical strategies to painting every day (or almost every day).

 

To see more of Lisa's work, visit her website at:

http://lisadaria.blogspot.com/

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Price:  $350

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Composition is essential to good painting.  It creates expression, structure and finally, meaning in painting.   The pictorial principles of composition involve much more than a system of rules or the simple placement of objects.  In fact, the best compositions manage to break all the rules.  Composition concerns the entire relationship of parts to whole, from the individual brushstroke to the largest shapes. Most importantly, it is about the distribution of light and the construction of space and movement inside the rectangle.  In this workshop we will use still life to explore compositional ideas  through the use of color, the organization of value, the manipulation of pictorial space, and the gesture of mark-making.


Maggie Siner began her studies at the Art Students League in NYC in 1968, graduated from Boston University (BFA) and American University (MFA), and has lived for extended periods in France, China and Italy.  Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums for 30 years and is in hundreds of collections around the world.  She has taught extensively nationally and internationally.

 

To see more of Maggie's work, visit his website at:

http://www.maggiesiner.com

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: Friday: 6pm to 9pm

          Saturday-Monday: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Price:  $510

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PAST WORKSHOPS

Still Life Oil Painting and Online Art Marketing.
By Qian Huang

Feb. 24-26, 2013

How to paint Fast, Loose and Bold!
By Patti Mollica

April 14-16, 2013

Modern Impressionism
In Oil
By Colley Whisson

​May 7 and 8, 2013

Loose Florals
in Watercolors
By Ken Hobson

 

September 16, 2013

 

Follow your HeART!
By Ann Etheridge

 

Feb. 25, 2014

 

Oil Painting with Maggie Siner

 

December 6-8, 2013

 

 

Red Hangers, 2009, 30 x 36 ins, oil on linen

Loosen Up!
By Patti Mollica

 

March 14-17, 2014

 

FREE
Golden Acrylics Lecture/Demo
By Phil Garrett

 

March 6, 2014

 

Studio Landscape Painting
By Donna Bland

 

April 28-29, 2014

 

Modern
Impressionism in Oils
By Colley Whisson

​Sept. 18-21, 2014

POSTPONED

Color and Shape
by Maggie Siner

 

November 14-17, 2014

 

 

 

Table, Chair and Tray, 2013, 28 x 30, oil

The Hidden Order and
The Language of Painting
by Maggie Siner

 

November 14, 2014

 

 

Blue Vase and Tomatoes, 20 x 25, oil on linen

Loose Florals
in Watercolors
by Ken Hobson

 

December  9, 2014

Still Life with
Qiang Huang

January 24-26, 2015

Watercolor Batik
by Ryan Fox

February 1 and 15, 2015

Alla Prima
Figure Painting
by David Shevlino

March. 7-10, 2015

Bending Reality - Color Theory, Schemes and Strategies!
by Patti Mollica

April 28-29, 2015

Landscape Painting:
Beyond the Photograph
by Peter Fiore

 

May 31 - June 2, 2015

Modern
Impressionism in Oils
By Colley Whisson

October 3-6 , 2015

 

The Touch of the Brush:
Mark-Making
and Gestural Unity in Painting
 
by Maggie Siner

 

November 19-22, 2015

 

Table with Reds, 2013, 26 x 28 ins, oil on linen